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She Was My Friend

How many books are written about break-ups? What about songs or movies? The end of a love affair is big business and is universal. But what about the end of a friendship? How do we break-up with a friend? Sometimes, the evolution of a friendship is organic and easy. We take the hint, phone calls go unanswered and we realize we’re not close anymore and it doesn’t hurt. We let it be. We move on. Lives change, things are fluid. You used to work together and now you don’t. Your kids aren’t in the same class anymore. It’s not a huge issue, it just is. This happens a lot. These changes, they are often not break-ups at all. You might cross paths with this friend again, be it years or even decades later, and pick up right where you left off. Circumstances have brought you together again and it’s pleasant, or even wonderful. READ MORE

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On Turning 40

There are two types of people who will tell you that ‘Life Begins at 40’ or ’40 is the New 20’ or any of that other nonsense that people feel obligated to console you with as you approach a milestone...Read More
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    Dad Of The Year Decides His Baby Needs Facial Hair

    Not all parents should be trusted with their children....

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    How To Throw A Wedding For Next To Nothing

    They saw each other across a busy room.

    He smiled.

    She dropped her chin, and the corners of her youthful mouth pulled up ever so slightly.

    His uniform made the walk even more enticing.

    She began to part her lips.

    His voice was pleasant.

    Her hair smelled like a spring morning.

    They danced.

    And it was done.

    Now, let’s skip forward a year, and tell the unicorns with rainbow farts to get out of your house, and discuss how the hell to pull together a wedding on a dime, because seriously, unless you’ve just hit the lotto, or have a mother named Bunny with old money- this is going to cost the fortune you do not have. READ MORE

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    RECIPE: Jerk Cod with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice

    Time for some visualization – hear the crashing surf, watch as the waves roll in, feel the sun warming you from your nose to your toes. What’s missing? The taste of the tropics. You can head to Jamaica without leaving home with ...

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    Dogs And Babies Sleeping

    Put babies and dogs together and what do you get? Cuteness overload. We invite you to take a well-deserved break from whatever you’re doing and enjoy this “awwww” moment with us! ...

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    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned In Life

    I’m never… oh even saying those two powerful words gives me goosebumps… I’m never (reminds me of when the hyenas in The Lion King say “Mufasa” “Oh say it again!”) I was an I’m never person my whole life. I...Read More
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    Sparkling Cranberry Mojito

    I love flavored mojitos and always thought of them as a refreshing summer cocktail… that is, until I thought outside the box and came up with the Sparkling Cranberry Mojito. Oh yes I did. Don’t be mad at me internet, of course IR...

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  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want

    I’ve spent the last 45 days, give or take, complaining. Bitching. Griping. Moping. In a serious wave of funk. And it’s time to stop. Since my friends are far too kind to tell me to “Get over yourself, you idiot,” I am forced to take...

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    5 Signs You Are An Internet Troll

    As a blogger with connections to writers all over the world I hear a lot of complaining about the trolls ruining the comment sections of articles, especially those posted on the bigger blogs like Huffington Post or Scary Mommy. My...Read More
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    Low-Carb Peanut Sandwich Bread

    I’ve been eating low-carb lately and I really miss my bread. I did the happy dance when I came across this recipe for low-carb bread but I was also hesitant because I wasn’t sure how this would really turn out. Things can look s...

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    Holiday Hump Day Cocktail: Flicka Berry Sparkler

    We’re getting fancy for the Holiday Hump Day Cocktail this week. This one is called the Flicka Berry Sparkler and is just perfect for your holiday gatherings. Before you begin, be sure to have all of your ingredients well chilled....

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    The Woman I Wanted To Be

    Smarter. Thinner. Kinder. Richer. Really, aren’t all our New Year’s resolutions designed to turn us into a new and improved version of ourselves?...Read More
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    Advice For New Moms

    We asked our amazing Facebook followers for the best advice they could give to a new mom. As usual, they delivered! Here are some of their best answers....

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  • What’s On Your Not-To-Do List?

    I’m sort-of-maybe-sometimes organized. I keep a scribbled mess of “to-dos” next to me during the day – updating it as morning turns to afternoon and my brain becomes less foggy from sleep. (FYI – 11. a.m. is the best time to talk ...

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